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Egypt-Israel Disturbances (Reel 2 of 3)


Published 1957


National Archives - Egypt-Israel Disturbances - National Security Council. Central Intelligence Agency. (09/18/1947 - 12/04/1981). - This film is a compilation of numerous short segments relating to the conflict between Egypt and Israel. - DVD Copied by IASL Scanner John Williams. - ARC 646996 / LI 263.398


Producer National Archives
Language English

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Reviewer: grezz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 5, 2012
Subject: Egypt-Israel Disturbances (Reel 2 of 3) (1957) story list
0.00 British and French land at Port Fuad; shots of landing craft nd men wading ashore with smoke billowing from site on land; hardly any resistance; "sunken ships dotting the canal make the action questionable"; British run into heavy resistance at Port Said; destruction of Port Said; Danish men make up UN Police Force going to Egypt
1.51 Sinai Peninsula and Gaza Strip fall to Israel - Israeli forces occupy Gaza Strip - "a peaceful occupation that allows the native population maximum freedom"; Israelis in Sharm el-Sheikh with Egyptian prisoners
3.00 UN Force lands to patrol canal - in Jerusalem, the Israeli parliament approves Israeli withdrawal from Sinai; Israel shows off captured Egyptian military equipment, supplied to Egypt by the Soviets; people in Port Said relying on food shipments; hungry children swarm man who has bread; aerial of Port Said harbor shows plethora of sunken ships; British troops withdraw from Port Said in compliance with with UN order; Canadian Major-General E.L.M. Burns, commander of UN Suez Police, on inspection tour of patrol area
5.42 ceasefire at Suez lets UN Observers inspect frontline; members of UN force prepare for tour between front liens of opposing forces
UN vehicles take off - British, French and Egyptian armies face each other 250 yds apart; Port Said goes about business as usual - "a triumph for the UN which sees peace instead of panic"; leaders of nine Arab states assemble in Beirut for talks; talks aimed at keeping Soviets out of the Middle East while defending Arab rights in the West
7.14 UN Troops bring quiet to Suez but gas famine looms; UN Police parade through Port Said to a rousing welcome; crowds cheer spontaneously initially, but British forces have to clear a path for the UN Police "when communist agitators in the crowd try to provoke the Egyptians into an unfriendly attitude"; patrol action of UN means release for thousands of Egyptian soldiers; people shown pushing their cars in France because of gasoline shortages; French government orders that gasoline be reserved for essential service works
8.49 British departing as UN Oversees Suez re-opening; first ship sails through Suez Canal; General Burns of the UN Force meets with British General Keightley; British troops depart with all of their kit

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